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arrived in baghdad for his trip in pakistan. nice to see you. >> i'm away. you're away. >> we're here. >> anyway. let's talk about leon panetta. >> yeah. >> the old unannounced visit. it will be a mark -- one of the things that really pointing out is accusations of iran arming iraqi insurgents using the weapons, obviously, against u.s. troops. i've been there 11 times. they used to say this years ago, that the iranians were providing technology as the charges that were doing so much damage to u.s. armored vehicles. now they're talking about it being rockets and things like that, upping the ante in terms of the weaponry. and leon panetta saying the u.s. won't stand for that. they'll protect the troops. last month was a bad month for u.s. troops. more than a dozen troops were kills in iraq. worst month in two years, exactly two years. >> is there a message here from iran as we start to pull -- as u.s. starts to pull troops out of iraq? they're supposed to be out by the end of this year? >> yeah, well, you know, iran had a lot of influence in iraq really for years now. it's one of the by
to be moved out of the way. >>> the rocky relationship between the u.s. and pakistan has hit a new low now that washington is cutting $800 million worth of military aid. it's all part of a tough new tactic in dealing with pakistan. the bbc reports now from washington. >> reporter: this was the bloodyobloody aftermath of the secret made in may when the u.s. killed osama bin laden. the fact that this was in pakistan brought murmumu of complicity from the u.s. and anger at america's presence there. now as the fallout continues, washington has announced it's withholding military aid from its uncomfortable ally. >> the pakistani relationship is difficult but it must be made to work over time. but until we get through these difficulties, we will hold back some of the money that the american taxpayers have committed. >> reporter: every year the u.s. gives around $2 billion worth of military assistance to pakistan. now it says it's holding back more than one-third ofhat amount. $800 million. some of the aid is thought to be in the form of equipment and training by u.s. personnel. the rest, payment
suspending $800 million in aid to pakistan's military. relations have been rocky since the u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s tracked down and killed osama bin laden at his pakistan hideout. president obama's chief of staff calls pakistan a critical but sometimes unreliable partner in the fight against terrorism. and more must be done to restore the relationship. >>> over the weekend, condolences poured in from politicians around the world paying final respects to first lady betty ford. now it's the everyday people she touched around the country who will have a chance to say good-bye. >> reporter: her candor and courage toucheded the nation. and now we know more about how betty ford's family will p p tribute. >> people in america and across the world, they are going to say good-bye and they do want to pay tribute to her. >> reporter: they will. in public and private services in california and michigan. mrs. ford, who died of natural causes friday at age 93, will first be remembered in a private service tuesday in palm desert, california, near where she and president ford lived after the whi
of military assistance to pakistan. now it says it's holding back more than one-third of that amount. $800 million. some of the aid is thought to be in the form of equipment and training by u.s. personnel. the rest, payments for pakistani troops deployed along the afghan border. america trains the troops that work here. but amid growing tension. pakistan expelled some u.s. military trainers recently and has threatened to close cia bases. if america's using military aid to encourage cooperation, will it work? >> assistance is given to big influence. and by doing this, washington is actually going to be left without any influence with the pakistan army and with the people of pakistan because this will be seen as a munativepunitive action which is meant to punish pakistan rather than provide an incentive for cooperation. >> reporter: here, officicls say this i inot a change in policy. that's a long-term relationship between the countries is important. remember, america needs pakistan to help fight the taliban. to do that, pakistan needs america's money. bbc news, washington. >
it to pakistan? a secret letter that might hold some clues is in the hands of a washington reporter. >>> a court hearing this howard for jared loughner. his doctors say he's dangerous even behind bars. >>> in bring, the popular "news of the world" is done after this sunday, but the investigation is not over, and journalists aren't the only target of investigators. you're in "the situation room." >>> a lot of hard bargaining ahead as the president and congressional leaders try to hammer out a deal on raising the federal debt limit as the august 2nd deadline looms, most parties are firming up their bottom lines. joining me now is senator tom coburn from oklahoma. senator, i know that you have today pentagon with speaker boehner about the republican position, or at least his position going into these debt talks. what can you tell me about where you are now when it comes to the revenue side of this equation? >> well, i think speaker boehner related that everything is on the table. i think it should be. i think that's the only way we solve this problem for our country, so i think it will be a compone
to be charged with a crime, not clear why he's been picked up. what we do know is pakistan has said they haven't been happy with how this operation was conducted, this unilateral operation by the u.s. they call it a violation of their sovereignty. there could be a number of reasons why they have taken him into custody. could be payback against washington, it could be payback against these pakistanis that allegedly helped the cia. another plausible reason could be they want to find out how the cia established a very intricate intelligence network here in pakistan on their soil behind the government's back, randi. >> this may say quite a bit, really, about u.s./pakistani relationships. >> reporter: it certainly does. at this point, those relationships are not good and this is an indication that at least when it comes to the bin laden operation and some intelligence gathering, these are two countries that despite advertising themselves as partners, they're not on the same page. certainly, in fairness to pakistan, we should note that if american citizen was helping pakistani spy services on americ
, which is also the problem of pakistan, becomes a regional problem in which the country's in the region have a stake in solving and are not -- there's a reasonable chance that can be pulled off. >> dr. brzezinski, you mentioned pakistan. the focus of policy leaders. turning away from afghanistan, we got reports the journalist who was killed by the isi inside pakistan further out is complicating our relationship with that group. we announced going in to kill osama bin laden. how do we manage this relationship that's been difficult to manage for as far as the eye can see? >> well, first of all, we have to recognize we are dealing here with two sifrl conflicts. one in afghanistan and the one in pakistan. there's a conflict in pakistan. there isn't a foreign intervention trying to resolve it. it is a great internal conflict. what we are seeing in pakistan is a series of contradictory policies, contradictory engagements and contradictory engagements. the army wants to preserve a stable pakistan that is assured of security and sees the united states as a component of the success in that quest
for pakistan. 62-year-old is a u.s. sit gland lives in fairfax, virginia. prosecutors say he worked as an unregistered agent for pakistan's spy agency, trying to influence congress, the white house and the state department toward favoring pro pakistani policy. federal agents arrested him a week ago. >>> 9news now has learned harry thomas met with his legal team on monday and there have been discussions on how thomas should respond to mounting calls for his resignation. kwame brown issued a statement that shopped just short of asking thomas to step down. last week, without admitting wrongdoing, thomas agreed to repay $300,000 that the d.c. attorney general says thomas converted to personal use. those taxpayer and charitable dollars were intended for youth baseball programs. >>> it is time for another "your money" report. >> jessica is back. >> don't sound so upset. >> every time she talks airlines, i wristel a little bit. >> let's say uncle sam says to you you don't have to pay your taxes. you get a pass from the i.r.s. that would be nice. that's exactly what's happening to the airli
, about $1 billion so far, check out my blog. cnn.com/situationroom. from pakistan, a very graphic video released by taliban showing 16 men being executed. >> this is a graphic look at how brutal and ugly the war against the taliban can get. some of you may find this very disturbing. if you would like to turn away, this is a good time to do so. let's walk you through this video. it was released by the taliban, posted online. men wearing traditional pakistani garb, all of them with their hands tied behind their back. in front of them, you see three armed men, you assume these are taliban fighters. one of them is scolding the men who are lined up, accusing them of being enemies of islam, saying these executions are about to take place for six children. the military here vehemently denies those excuses took place. after the scolding is over, that's when you see and hear the gunfire. you see the men topple to the ground, some of them moaning and writhing in pain. we're not going so show you what happened next. some of the gunmen walk up to the men and shoot them again, sometimes in an effort
and pakistan. >> safety changes -- between india and pakistan safety changes could be coming. >> show casing locally grown food, doesn't it look good holly morris live at stow any brook farm hillsborough virginia where she is learning about the upcoming event farm to fork louden we will check with her coming up fox 5 morning news stay with us  >>> hillary clinton in india today she says the united states is encouraged by talks between india and pakistan the nuclear arm rivals fought three wars in the last st.ry peace negotiations were -- century, peace negotiations were cut off after the mumbai attacks. >>> regulatory commission getting its first briefing from japan's task force head of nrc wants them to decide on safety changes within three months the task force is advising all u.s. nuclear plants to re-evaluate risks from a major earthquake and devastating floods. >>> ousted from the agriculture department one year ago today after a video showed her supposedly making racist remarks the district court will hold their first hearing in her defamation case. >>> all right now 7:27 a.m. br
daddy.com. >>> time for today's "sound of sunday." tense relations between the u.s. and pakistan have hit the bottom line. white house chief of staff william daly confirms usa aid to pakistan is being withheld pending better behavior out of islamabad. >> right now they have taken some steps that give us reason to pause on some of the aid we were giving to their mill tashgs and we're trying to work through that. but until we get through these difficulties, we will hold back some of the money that the american taxpayers have committed to giving them. >> some $800 million. >> yes. >> in advance of tonight's debt-reduction meeting at the white house, the obama administration sent out treasury secretary timothy geithner for yet another red alert about what will happen if p congress fails to raise the debt ceiling. >> no responsible leader would say the united states, for the first time in its history, should not pay its bills and meet its obligations. that would be catastrophic for the economy. everybody understands that. >> senate republican leader mitch mcconnell says he's for a big deal as long as it
. if the americans leave, militants from pakistan will flow through the valley. if they stay, every few days this happens. the mortars hit the base. the last attack was long enough ago there's panic, they're worried the taliban have been preparing a big one. after days of nothing, the insurgents are finally beginning an attack from all sides. >> fire. >> command hustle up, grab it and get ready. >> reporter: they use mortars first, aiming for taliban dark into the hills but the incoming fire is very accurate here. >> fire. >> go, go, go, go, go! >> reporter: they arrange cover from heavy machine guns. >> grab the round. as soon as they go, drop it. >> reporter: the bullets are too close. >> never mind. >> reporter: locals scatter, just before huge american firepower has the last word. >> they just fired it. >> oh! >> reporter: four massive air strikes across the hills and then the taliban falls silent. america knew why it came here but isn't sure why it's staying. >> can we get a police call for brass cigarette butts? >>. >> reporter: ten minutes later, jets swoop in to strafe the hills. a s
attacks against u.s. troops in afghanistan. two sources tell us that he was killed last month in pakistan by a u.s. drone. one official said to us today, "we know we got him this time." at the white house today, the president said he will begin sending condolence letters to families of troops who commit suicide in a war zone. troops who die in combat have always received this honor. but for generations, suicide victims have not been acknowledged by the president. the white house has been reviewing this policy, but mr. obama took action one week after elaine quijano first reported this story on our broadcast. elaine? >> reporter: well, scott, the president says he made the change to the condolence letter policy to remove the stigma associated with one of the unseen wounds of war-- suicide. in a written statement, the president said: the group iraq and afghanistan veterans of america, which has been advocating for more mental health programs for veterans, called the president's action long overdue. >> while we think this is a positive first step, i think a lot more needs to be done, that th
and pakistan and also in parts of north africa. and in somalia. ultimately, the nctc's mission is to stop another terrorist attack and if i may just say that the leadership of mike leiter and an acting capacity of andrew lieb and i think nctc has played a vital role but it is a team approach and we face a challenging at times as we ever have. >> are you confident that we have the ability to get no work across the agencies as you obviously to coordinate and integrate all of that analyses? do you think we have got it? >> i think we have made a lot of progress. i do think as this committee and this report on the abdulmutallab attack of december 25, 2008 demonstrated, -- or 2009 that we have, we still face challenges and particularly i reviewed the vice chairman's and senator burmex's separate opinion which was quite critical and appropriate so i think it certainly of nctc. senator if i may say, think the greatest challenge facing nctc is the greatest strength that it brings together analysts, planners and other professionals to bring all these different viewpoints together. how do we reconci
hid in pakistan for so long, investigators ordered the government to prevent his relatives leaving pakistan without per mix. they may release one of his wives back to yemen three of his wives and several children were detained after the raid two months ago. >> latest to the search for seven american tourists in mexico, survivors of the deadly fishing accident hope their friends can be found. >> it has been more than 65 hours now the mexican navy said they presume people are dead after 96 hours. the search does continue. >>> mix con navy and u.s. coast guard are searching -- mexican navy and u.s. coast guard are searching from the air. >>> if some body spots something they have camera technology they can zoom in on something they would see in the water. >> a tourist boat capsized early sunday morning off the baja california peninsula. passenger and crew were thrown into the water when the boat was tossed during a violent storm. crews from mexico and the u.s. are combing the sea. >>> we need a very close collaboration between the two governments i am happy to say we have this going.
in pakistan. that's something pakistan denies. in montana, the governor declaring a state of emergency in seven counties because of a ruptured pipeline that caused 42,000 gallons of oil to gush into the river last week. governor disagree about how widespread the oil is. the state says it has found oil 90 miles from the leak. now to ohio where a freight train traveling from cleveland to cincinnati leaked more than 1,700 gallons of diesel from its engine before anyone even realized it, crews are scrambling to clean up the mess. they say about 30 of those gallons spiel spiled in s spill when the train stopped on a bridge in downtown columbus. and the dow finishing in the green, up 56 points. let's go to allison kosik live at the stock exchange. i know we're going to get several jobs reports this week. what should we be looking for as we see these numbers come out today? that's kind of the game on wall street. the bar right now really low in may. as this week goes, we're going to see three jobs reports come out over the next two days. adp is going to begin the show tomorrow morning to repo
between the u.s. and pakistan. the u.s. is withholding $800 million in military aid to that country. the chief of staff confirmed the move on abc's "this week." >>> those are headlines this hour. i'm don lemon. now back to "harry potter: the final chapter." >>> hi there. i'm tom felton and i'm in the "harry potter films." it's been an incredible ten year, and i've been very, very lucky to have been in it the last ten years and want add chance to say thank you very much and i really hope you enjoy the last film. >> larry: in "harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2" gone is the innocence of childhood. harry, hermione and ron face real danger. life and death. >> a different film, really. it's all kind of intense. >> what we see -- >> i mean, it was -- the last two films were dark for me to play them, and to be in that world every day. and we did so many scenes where there was so much adrenaline and fear required. it was really intense. genuinely. >> larry: like millions of charon around the world, huge fans of harry potter. >> whenever i was reading the books, i always thought tha
. >> in news of the world in pakistan the taliban released video of what appears to be the execution style killings of 16 policeman. a note said they were captured and killed last month by taliban militants who entered tack pan from afghanistan. authorities say the video appears to be real. the bbc received cell phone video showing the bodies being found. ? in afghanistan the general handed over command of the afghanistan war to his successor. it'll be john allen's task to guide force as they prepare to hand off security control to afghanistan forces by the end of 2014. >>> the hand off happened hours after a top alli of the afghanistan president was gunned down a member of the parl," ament was also killed. just last week the president's half brother was killed. the taliban is claiming responsibility. >> the pleasant hill's association said it's rejecting the contract offer. according to the union the city's last offer called for employees to pay 10% of their health care premium and 4% of their retirement. currently they pay $55 a month for family medical coverage. the current contract wi
astronauts to the space station. >> in news of the world in pakistan the taliban released video of what appears to be the execution style killings of 16 policeman. a note said they were captured and killed last month by taliban militants who entered tack pan from afghanistan. authorities say the video appears to be real. the bbc received cell phone video showing the bodies being found. ? in afghanistan the general handed over command of the afghanistan war to his successor. it'll be john allen's task to guide force as they prepare to hand off security control to afghanistan forces by the end of 2014. >>> the hand off happened hours after a top alli of the afghanistan president was gunned down a member of the parl," ament was also killed. just last week the president's half brother was killed. the taliban is claiming responsibility. >> the pleasant hill's association said it's rejecting the contract offer. according to the union the city's last offer called for employees to pay 10% of their health care premium and 4% of their retirement. currently they pay $55 a month for family medical
though. >>> a man accused of spying for pakistan has been released on a $100,000 bond. a federal judge in alexandria placed seed fai under home detention with home monitoring. it outlines a conversation where he talks about how much cream he still needs to receive. espionage experts believe that's what's called an open code to name the amount of money needed. fai head of the american council in d. c. and that capacity he made donations to capitol hill lawmakers including jim moran. >>> congressman david woo is now bowing to calls for his resignation. according to his hometown newspaper a young woman says the oregon democrat forced himself on her back in november. but she never pressed charges. newspaper says woo told staff members the sexual encounter was consensual. >>> the latest your money report of the morning. >> that's what everybody is talking about is the debt ceiling and even wall street. >> that's right i mean this is the only game in right now. all bets -- town right now. all bets are off until this debt ceiling debate is resolved and yet again, investors hyperfocussed on ca
help align al-qaida with affiliate groups, yemen, pakistan and elsewhere around the world. >> we showed you a shocking video. stage collapses at a cheap trick concert. investigators are trying to figure out what caused it. they think it was due to a freak storm which blew in but they are still checking construction for design errors. the stage is built to sustain winds at 75 miles an hour. the winds in ottawa are believed to be stronger than that. >> two robbers armed with a rifle hold up a smoke shop but they're no match for paco, the attack chihuahua. >> come on. get down. get down! get down! [dog barking] >> that is one brave chihuahua. this happened in california. paco chased the robbers right out of the store. his owner thankful that his fearless friends did not get hurt. >> when i saw them pointing a gun at paco, it just kind of sent chills down my back. >> the suspects did get away with 200 bucks. it would have been much more if it weren't for paco the chihuahua. >> some tough guys. before you pass judgment on those robbers and their toughness, remember how tough gin-gin was,
terrorism suspect. the man has now been turned over to the fbi. >>> the commission that's in pakistan that's investigating the u.s. raid that has killed osama bin laden has told the pakistani government not to allow bin laden's individuals to leave. it was reported na one of bin laden's wives would be sent to yemen. >> jerry brown must decide if he will sign a law that would change what is in california checks books. state lawmakers would include a bill that would include the gay, lesbian and transgender communities. california would be the first state to require that although -- would be required, even though it's unclear how the material will be included in textbooks. >>> alameda county will soon offer more help to nonenspin spoking bidders. the justice department claimed the -- claimed the county ty did not translate enough ballots. the county has reached a settlement but it still needs to be approved by the district court. >>> we're learning details about the plans for prince william and his wife during their u.s. visit. the royal couple of will be arriving in friday. they will be meet
of ramadan which begins tomorrow. >>> and a change at the cia station in pakistan could improve relations with that country. the top cia official is leaving for medical reasons. he had extremely tense relationship and departure could hehe. >>> back in this country, two small planes collided in alaska. and four people were killed. one crashed and killed everyone on board and somehow the other one, the float plane managed to land safely despite significant damage. >>> and in ohio, two pilots were killed when a replica of the wright brothers biplane crashed. both pilots had experience which was built to modern standards. >>> and finally, forget traditional red and black cars. one buyer in michigan got a one of a kind color. or kind of a noncolor. it's transparent, 1939 pontiac ghost car, it's called, sold for $308,000. it was built with a flplexiglas body and built for the 1938 world's fair. it only has 100 miles on it. 72-year-old car. >> it's almost a naked car. it's weird. >> weird. >> ron, thank you. let's check the weather. casey curry, from our station in houston,n, see we're looking a
and a narcotics trafficker. >>> to pakistan fresh steps the u.s. took to track down osama bin laden. the cia reportedly ran a phony vaccination project in abbottabad, part of a plan to gather dna to figure out if the bin laden family was there and the pakistani doctor suspected of running the operation is being detained. r re reza sayah what do you know. >> reporter: it's not clear but they need to confirm he was living and hiding out in abbottabad. the intelligence source tells us that this doctor staged a fake vaccination campaign and he was advertising free shots and free vaccinations for the kids in abbottabad. the british paper "the guardian" is reported he hired two nurses who went around house to house and the plan was to get to the bin laden kids, extract blood and use syringes to match their dna with bin laden's sister's dna who died in boston last year. we spoke with residents of abbottabad and six of them tell us they went to house to house offering free vaccinations. we hadn't verified if they went from compound to compound. >> unfortunately we're having some problems today with
went into the pakistan border with u.s. troops and here is what they found. >> reporter: in eastern afghanistan, it looks like this. americans pushing the afghans to the front, taking the high ground and impossible to police. the pressure for less americans here is extreme. but the afghans only mustered five men for this patrol. >> when you shoot it has to be five to seven-round bursts and let it go. >> reporter: despite this training, policing the local villages. let alone, taking on the terrorists network america came here to eradicate. here that afghanistan's future looks a lot like its past. american control does not extend up in this valley and high on the ridge lines they found safe havens for lked lk. u.s. and afghanistan officials are revealed to cnn they located here al qaeda fighters using the s secluded villages. air-lifted in americans were forced in and they faced a nastier fight than planned. u.s. officials say they killed 120 insurgents and top leaders, many taliban, but several of them arabs linked to al qaeda, damaging their network. yet, the clashes reveal that al
afghanistan, pakistan. you're reading a couple pieces in the "new york times." now it's spreading to all of these different countries and one that really jumped off the page for me, drone attacks in somalia. >> joining us, jeremy scahill, on the cia secret sites in somalia, jeremy, the secret training programs and secret prisons out of somalia is part of your reporting there. how big a threat are these terrorist group there's? >> we should say first of all president obama campaigned on a promise to go up against these bush era policies declaring war on the world, running secret sites, torturing prisoners. deeply involved in an underground dungeon officially run by the somali national security agency, but their salaries are paid by the cia directly. in fact, one somali agent described thousand hairli ed ho and paid by u.s. agents and the u.s. is interrogating prisoners, including those rendered by the kenyan government, snatched off the streets in nairobi based on u.s. intelligence and taken to this secret prison and interrogated. it goes against the president's ordered he signed in janua
it happened in pakistan before osama bin laden was killed. the cia set up a fake vaccination program in the town where it thought bin laden was hiding. the idea was to secure a dna sample from bin laden, or a family member. no dna was obtained. reportedly but the pakistani doctor who ran that program has now been arrested. >>> as the tenth anniversary of 9/11 gets closer, public interest in the world trade center site is now surging. tickets for the site's new memorial were made available on monday and the online researchation system nearly crashed because of all the traffic. sean hennessy of our new york station ccbs-tv has more. >> reporter: ever since the 9/11 terror attacks the world trade center site has stood apart. a seemingly perpetual construction site. off limits and unwelcoming to the public. but that will all change this september when people will finally be allowed on the now hallowed ground where the towers once stood. after ten years, finally, a fitting memorial to the 2,983 victims of the attack, including those who died at the pentagon, aboard united flight 93, and t
to be across the border in pakistan is again a concern, back where they started in afghanistan's hills. we push down into the valley, still an insurgent strong hold. high tech american attack helicopters buzzed overyaed until militants shot from them from the valley. >> it's uncharacteristic from the taliban. they're getting pretty gutsy. if you push up any farther past that, you're going to take enemy contact, that's pretty certain. >> the afghans clear about who lay in wait ahead of them. >>. >> translator: it's very draws, taliban, arabs, pakistanis there. >> at the foot of valley, the american base is often hit by pot shots, sometimes from lone gunmen up high who they then mortar. >> al qaeda's return to these remote hills could tie america's hands, making it harder to justify pulling back from here. the terrorist network that made america's case for invading slipping back in, just when america makes its case to leave. >>> president obama is urging congressional negotiators to be open mined when he sits down with them at the white house tomorrow. he spoke about the standoff today during a t
persecuted in places like pakistan, and we help christians who are suffering throughout the middle east. >> how do you do that? >> none of your business. >> isn't it anyone's business that donates to you? >> of course. but, you see, a lot of the times, if you disclose information of who you are helping, it ends up biting them. >> reporter: he leads us to his manager who was down the hall selling the anti-islam books. when cnn had questions about the high ranks on the board of advisers, he said to get the number from davies. >> can you tell us who they are? >> off the top of my head, yes. let me see. i am trying to think. the names have gone blank. they will come back to me in a second. major general -- ah, i can't -- the four-star -- there was a three-star general at the air force, irish name, thomas -- i usually know these by hearts. >> reporter: davies did come up with one name, a pilot but no contact details despite repeated requests from cnn. we made calls to the individual anyway, but he never called us back. the group's public tax forms lists only davies and a real estate develope
now for panetta is to keep attacking al qaeda in pakistan, yemen, and somalia. >> now is the moment following what happened with bin laden to put maximum pressure on them. because i do believe that if we continue this effort that we can really cripple al qaeda. as a threat to this country. >> the u.s. has long said it believes al qaeda remains very interested in high-profile attacks and would like nothing better than to bring down a u.s. aircraft. apparently, osama bin laden was even talking about assembling a team of operatives. but of course, those navy s.e.a.l.s killed him in the compound before he could carry out the plan any further. >> general petraeus, i take it is getting ready to leave afghanistan, heading over to the cia? >> very soon. in fact, the change of command ceremony that will turn everything over in afghanistan to marine corps general john allen will take place monday morning in kabul. petraeus will get on a plane, come back to the united states, retire from years of service in the active duty army, and, in fact, in the coming weeks will do exactly that. take over
. neither al qaeda in afghanistan nor pakistan now pose as grave a threat to america as their affiliate in somalia, that according to u.s. counterterrorism officials. the group known as al shabaab has even been successful in recruiting westerners. >> al shabaab is recruiting inside american mosques in somali communities like minneapolis and san diego according to the justice department. >> reporter: congressman peter king, chairman of the commtee on homeland security, held a hearing on the increasing threat. >> the terrorist training camps run by al shabaab teach their participants how to kill people and so the ability of one of those individuals to return to the united states and to put into practice that training is a threat. >> reporter: abc news has learned that before he died osama bin laden was secretly urging al shabaab to target the u.s. at least 40 somali-americans have trained and fought in a civil war in their homeland in the last three years, including three suicide bombers. as many as two dozen remain unaccounted for. >> probably the next, most significant terrorist threat
of our first responders. the successful mission in pakistan recently that seal team 6 completed in bringing justice to osama bin laden. but there is so much more that we need to do in bringing response, prepared this, -- dness, prevention. we would like to prevent every homicide from ever happening. but every unit has prevention as well as apprehension because there is no way to ultimately prevent some of these bad actors from getting through. but the most important defense we have is one another. and we are a citizenry that is taking action. i will turn it over to you to talk about border security. >> thank you, governor o'malley. let's turn to our first panelist. we are very pleased to have deputy commissioner david aguilar from the department of homeland security. he also serves as chief operating officer, overseeing 57,000 employees, and managing and operations budget of more than $11 billion. prior to this position, mr. aguilar served for more than 30 years with border patrol and was named chief of the border patrol in july of 2004. as chief, he has had over 20,000 border
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